John Demsey is Group President, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., a position he has held since July 2006.
In this role he oversees a wide portfolio of brands, including Estée Lauder, M•A•C Cosmetics, Tom Ford
Beauty, Prescriptives, Bobbi Brown, Jo Malone London, La Mer, Smashbox and Aramis & Designer
Mr. Demsey is a creative visionary, strategic thinker and accomplished brand builder. Throughout his
career he has shown a unique ability to establish a brand’s authority, keep it fresh and respect its heritage.
By continually developing innovative products, cultivating new markets and establishing an unprecedented
link between beauty, fashion, entertainment, celebrity and pop culture, the brands he has led have enjoyed
unparalleled growth and expansion.
Mr. Demsey also serves as Chairman of the M•A•C AIDS Fund, which has raised more than $315 million
in the fight against HIV/AIDS and he has helped secure numerous celebrities for its M•A•C VIVA GLAM
campaigns. Mr. Demsey is active in several other AIDS-related organizations, including the Fashion Group
International Advisory Board; Advisory Council of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS; Honorary
Board of Love Heals; Love Heals, The Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education; Executive Advisory
Board of the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation; and AIDS Project Los Angeles.